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paperhanger

[pey-per-hang-er] /ˈpeɪ pərˌhæŋ ər/
noun
1.
a person whose job is covering walls with wallpaper.
2.
Slang. a person who passes worthless checks.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; paper + hanger
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  • Once you choose your wallpaper, it's time to decide whether you want to hire a professional paperhanger or do it yourself.
British Dictionary definitions for paperhanger

paperhanger

/ˈpeɪpəˌhæŋə/
noun
1.
a person who hangs wallpaper as an occupation
2.
(US, slang) a counterfeiter
Derived Forms
paperhanging, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for paperhanger

paperhanger

noun

A person who passes counterfeit money or worthless checks: The FBI's suspect was a master paperhanger, the last of a breed (1914+ Underworld)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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